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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 27, 2011 10:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lou Reed for Bd,Micah,Arbuthnot(non-dead)

"Different colors made of tears."
One of the best lines he wrote. Thanks j for the link. I haven't seen that one before, which gives me hope that there are many more I overlooked. That was the best post VU Venus I think I've heard. Eerie. Lou was certainly into it, w/ the hand pumps and encouragements. I agree w/ Arb., Lou has become such a minimalist, at times to the determent of his music, that he needs excellent musicians to open up his songs fully. I do not remember the bass players name, and that was not his best showing, but he is very good. The cellist. I kept thinking of John Cale. Not in her style of playing, but in the type of stringed instrument that I'm realizing is so key to this song, and her passionate playing. I hope she doesn't get her hair stuck in the frets. I think Arb.'s post sums up her contribution.
Thanks again j. Excellent stuff.



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Poster: jerlouvis Date: May 27, 2011 11:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lou Reed for Bd,Micah,Arbuthnot(non-dead)

Glad you liked it Micah,it is an excellent version.The bass players name is Fernando Saunders and he is a really good musician,I have seen him in a group with Jack Bruce and he held his own.I think he has been with Lou since the New York album.It's funny you mentioned the hair/frets thing because I thought the same thing as I was watching.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: May 27, 2011 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lou Reed for Bd,Micah,Arbuthnot(non-dead)

It was an interesting slowed-down arrangement, but I kept thinking that the cellist was doing just what Cale would have done, had he not been holding down the drone.
Of course, then again there's that clip of Cale doing a fast rock Venus with some band, and he lets the guitarist do all the solos!